Three-time athlete Katie Ledecky joins Florida as a volunteer swimming coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky joined Florida’s swimming and diving program as a volunteer swimming coach. Ledecky on Wednesday announced that she will train for the 2024 Olympics in Gainesville alongside head coach Anthony Nesty of Florida, who served as assistant coach for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ledecky, from Bethesda, Maryland, completed her degree at Stanford this year, and after swimming in the Olympic Games for the third time, she is taking the opportunity to be closer to home and family while training for the gym. the next stage in his swimming career.

“I am delighted to be joining the University of Florida’s world-class swimming and diving program and training for the 2024 Olympics with Coach Anthony Nesty and the middle and distance training team,” said Ledecky. top flask. “My years at Stanford, both academically and athletically, have been nothing short of amazing and I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in Gainesville.”

“The knowledge and experience Katie brings to the pool is unmatched,” says Nesty. “Aside from her obvious excellence as a swimmer, Katie is a special person who will have a huge impact on the student-athletes here. Katie’s values ​​are completely relevant. fit with the Florida program and we’re thrilled she’s joining the Gators as she continues to train for the 2024 Olympics.”

Ledecky is an eight-time NCAA champion, and in her two years of college swimming helped lead Stanford to consecutive Pac-12 and NCAA championships in 2017 and 2018, while also breaking the NCAA record 15 times and winning the championship. NCAA opponent hit a record six times. . She just became the second freshman ever to be awarded the Honda Cup (2017) and the first sophomore to be named a CoSida All-American Academic Team Member across all Division sports. I (2018).

CLOCK: Ledecky 1650 freestyle at the 2018 NCAA Championship

A 10-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 15-time World Championship gold medalist, Ledecky has broken 14 world records and 37 US records during his career. She has won more gold medals in individual events than any female Team USA athlete in any sport. At the Tokyo Olympics, she also made history when she became the first Team USA female swimmer to win an individual event (800 meters freestyle) in three consecutive Olympics and by way to win the first women’s 1500 meter freestyle event.

A three-time USOPC Female Athlete of the Year, Ledecky is also the most decorated Team USA female athlete in any sport at the second consecutive Olympic Games.


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